Thetford Select Board Meeting


October 21, 2002

PRESENT: Mark McMahon, Mary Spata, Paul Raymond, Rick Barrows


Two Rivers Ottauquechee RPC/Transportation Design Grant

Whippoorwill Road

Board of Listers

Upper Valley Ambulance

Executive Session

Meeting called to order at 6:40 PM.

Two Rivers/Ottauquechee RPC: The Board discussed the planning grant

proposal for transportation design improvements to Thetford Hill. It

was moved (Barrows/second McMahon) to authorize the TRORPC to proceed

with the grant application. If fully funded, the project would cost 20%

(up to $76,000) in local match.


Representative Anne Seibert joined the meeting. She discussed the new

re-districting which will allow her to represent Thetford along with Jim

Masland. The two candidates are unopposed for the two positions



Whippoorwill Road: Ellis Paige and Mrs. Logan Paige joined the meeting

to express their concern over the road conditions on Whippoorwill Road.

There are numerous washboards, there are no speed limit signs, and local

residents are traveling at high rates of speed on this road. The Board

will advise the Highway Department and our Police Department about the



The minutes of 9/30/02 (Barrows/McMahon) were approved as amended by

unanimous vote (Raymond abstaining).


Board of Listers: The Listers have requested to hire a clerk to assist

them in entering information about changes since the April 1 deadline

for our recent reappraisal. The Board moved (Spata/McMahon) to

authorize the Listers to hire a clerk, contingent upon notification of

the proposed hours and budget involved. The motion passed unanimously.


A proposal from the Listers to approve Errors and Omissions was tabled,

pending them providing the Board with additional information about the

proposed changes.


Union Village Bridge Update: The Town will be responsible for paving

the apron from Academy Road to Campbell Flats Road. The federal project

will cover the cost of the sign for the bridge. The Board would like

the Historic Preservation Committee to review the sign design.


Mr. Raymond left the meeting at 8:25.


The Board went into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters from

8:30 to 8:45.


Recycling: Frank Bonnett will not be at Recycling on 11/9 and 12/14.


Wendy Cole stopped by to thank the Selectboard and the Highway

Department for the quick, timely, and appropriate response to concerns

expressed about the situation at the end of her road.


Upper Valley Ambulance: Mariah Capurso, Thetford FAST Squad, joined

the meeting to report on relations with UVA, Inc. Ms. Capurso indicated

that there had been some positive efforts, with UVA manager Kevin Cole

attending one of their meetings; however the general feeling was that

there was a continuing lack of communication between UVA management and

the Thetford FAST Squad.


Treasure Island: Mr. McMahon reported that the TI manager's house will

need a new roof, and that some consideration of drainage needs to be

taken into account when dealing with the flat roof portion of the

building. Bids for a new heating system have been received, and the

initial installation/first zone should be installed this fall.


Executive Session: The Board went into Executive Session at 9:20 pm to

discuss personnel matters. The Board left Executive Session at 9:40 pm.


Municipal Bond: The Board approved payment (Spata/Barrows) of

semi-annual debt service on our municipal bond in the amount of

$7,630.06, which is due 11/21/02. The motion passed unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 9:45 pm.

Prepared by Rick Barrows.

Last Modified 11/2002 by Bill Weyrick